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    Red Wine vs Grape Juice

    I decided to drink red wine for 2 months before my last physical(blood test) and my cholesterol was better than it had ever been. My diet had not changed except for drinking the wine. My good cholesterol was always low and the bad cholesterol was high. Now they are right where they are supposed to be.

    Does drinking grape juice have the same benefits as drinking red wine?

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    It might. Here's what Mayo says about that.

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    how much wine did you have to consume?
    the more you drink,the better the results?

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    Red Wine vs Grape juice

    I was drinking an 8 ounce glass every day.

    It doesn't sound defenitive if gj is as good rw.
    I guess the only way to find out for sure is drink the grape juice for 2 months before I go up next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Stan View Post
    I guess the only way to find out for sure is drink the grape juice for 2 months before I go up next time.
    You're probably right. I remember reading somewhere that the alcohol might be a factor in red wine's health benefits, and that in the long run it's better to drink a moderate amount of red wine than grape juice because the sugar content in the juice is so high. But I generally find Mayo's site to be current, and if they say the jury is out, it probably is.

    (Edited to add: a moderate amount of red wine is one 4-5 oz glass per day for women (who metabolize alcohol less efficiently than men), or two 4-5 oz glasses per day for men. Some studies have shown that red wine in moderation helps to lower blood glucose in diabetes, and also to reduce tooth decay - which grape juice probably would make worse.)
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    Resveratrol

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    Resveratrol is a key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces "bad" cholesterol and prevents blood clots.

    http://healthmad.com/uncategorized/i...ice-healthier/

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    Resveratrol is one component among many in wine and grape products, and it has not been shown that resveratrol is equally beneficial in supplement form (separated from its fellow substances). Effective and optimal supplemental dosages have not been established, and possible anticoagulant and estrogenic effects are still under investigation...so overall, at this point it might be wisest to stick with the whole grape and its products.

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    ok so get the quercetin too. anyway taking supplements from plant sterols may help lower your cholesterol if that's what your looking to do, OP.

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    I think a glass of red wine with dinner enhances the dining experience. It brings out the subtle nuances in pizza and mac & cheese.
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